Natural Wonders & Parks
- Beavertail State Park. Located on the island of Conanicut off the coast of Rhode Island, this park is most famous for the lighthouse it possesses, which was originally built in 1749! The park itself is mostly grassy fields and miles and miles of shoreline, making it a great place to spend a sunny New England day.
- Lincoln Woods State Park. This park is named after the president, and contains two fresh water beaches, trails to hike, and picnicking facilities to enjoy. You can also swim, boat, horseback ride, skate, and bike here.
- Snake Den State Park. This park is open year around and offers over 1,000 acres of land to explore. It also includes a working farm, so visitors can enjoy interacting with domesticated animals as well as sightseeing the wild ones.
- Colt State Park. Located on the oddly named Poppasquash Neck, this park contains trails, groves, public boat ramps, an observation tower, and even the aptly named Chapel by the Sea where you can get married! A truly versatile experience.
Scenic Towns and Fun Places to Visit
- Providence. This town is as large and as lively as any other city in New England. You’ll enjoy some of the unique food culture here, too – check out coffee milk, or milk mixed with a coffee syrup rarely found outside of the state. You also might get served fries with white vinegar – which most will find an unusual taste experience!
- The first Baptist church in America is located in Providence – it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re into religious history!
- The capitol building in Providence boasts the world’s fourth-largest self- supporting dome. It’s definitely a unique sight to behold.
- Newport. This town is famous for the “Newport Mansions,” and is famous for being a beautiful summer resort. To enjoy some of the most luxurious surroundings that New England can offer coupled with beautiful ocean views, come here!
Recreational Sports and Activities